Fancy economics usually involves sacrificing live chickens and reading the entrails of baby calves slaughtered during the new moon.
Those are sweet, and if I had disposable income, I'd be all over them.
I think what you are talking about is future earnings potential loss. Practically you are out $1, but financially you are out $1,001 because you are not living up to the full economic efficiency of your asset and are accruing deadweight loss.
In terms of gambling, I've actually heard that a near loss (something like a fruit machine having a cherry/cherry/half-cherry-half something else) triggers the same brain nerve centers as a win. So you will get that rush of endorphins and want to keep gambling as if you're about to get lucky even though statistically you have the same odds at every turn/hand/throw.
I use regional rate boxes 9/10 times now when the package is over 13 ounces CONUS (unless it happens to fall into the Medium Flat Rate Box size AND going cross country). Box A is perfect for a sport coats and 2 or more shirts.